Australian Air Force Cadets from 210 Squadron, based in Toowoomba, Queensland, recently conducted basic radio communications training using resources from www.taitradioacademy.com.

The cadets learned basic radio procedures, the Phonetic Alphabet, and best practices for radio operation, to ensure clear and concise communications.  After a half day classroom session, they put their skills to the test by sending and receiving phonetic alphabet encoded messages using portable radios.  These skills will assist the cadets when they complete their... Continue Reading

2019 marks 50 years of Tait Communications helping customers stay safe and productive. The company was established in 1969 by Sir Angus Tait, who believed that strong research and a commitment to listening to customers would build a business that stands the test of time.

From the beginning, Tait has looked ahead. Innovations which help customers serve their communities are a cornerstone of the business. Sir Angus Tait, who was knighted for his services to industry, was continually challenging his employees to keep moving ahead. His saying “The best is yet to come” remains a fundamental value of Tait Communications.

Today we reflect on some of our favorite stories from 2019.

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Connection Magazine collects interesting and informative stories from the critical communications world.  Over nearly a decade, Connection has become a well known and trusted industry resource.

We are pleased to announce the much-anticipated 10th issue is here!  This issue celebrates 50 Years of Tait Communications with a look at the future of critical industries. Continue Reading

Your audio experience is vital to quality, reliable, critical communications.  Hear that call for help the first time for improved worker safety, and to keep voice channels clear.  Respond with confidence, knowing your voice will be heard in the loudest of environments.

The latest Tait portable radios feature best-in-class audio that’s loud and clear.  All Tait radios are built to exceed international standards with excellent sensitivity, range, and crystal clear voice functionality.  Here are 9 ways to tailor and optimize your audio... Continue Reading

One of the biggest movers and shakers in the Unified Critical Communications space is LTE. The broadband data capabilities could change the game, but will LTE ever replace LMR? Can First Responders rely on LTE to support their communications during emergencies or major events? Who is guiding the development of LTE? What’s the difference between Public and Private LTE? Continue Reading

Rainer Grob is an engineer and owner of Nova Funk Engineering AG, mobile comms specialists in Lucerne, Switzerland. He talks to Connection Magazine about the changes he has seen over his career, and Switzerland’s unique communications environment.

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Trying to decide which forms of wireless communication are right for your organization?  In the second lesson of Introduction to Unified Critical Communications, we look at the pros and cons of LMR, WiFi, Satellite, and LTE. Continue Reading

FirstNet, the First Responder Network Authority, was set-up as an independent entity in the US to provide an interoperable wireless broadband public safety network across the entire US. Does LMR have a place alongside FirstNet? David Lau, Senior Market Analyst at Tait investigates. He concludes that while FirstNet is an important part of the future of Public Safety communications, there will be a place for LMR for many years to come.

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The Tait Radio Academy is a free training resource, providing foundational education on a wide range of critical communications topics.  From basic radio awareness to Industrial Control Systems, there is a range of material for people in both technical and non-technical roles.

Communications have never been more important than they are today.  Businesses, public safety, utilities, and other enterprises rely on communications being available all the time.  Historically, this simply meant having a reliable Radio Network.  People could communicate with voice, and that was enough.  But not anymore. Continue Reading

As first responders look toward Long Term Evolution (LTE) broadband, converged devices can be the catalyst to accelerate adoption of new data-centric capabilities, while still ensuring users have reliable voice communications. Broadband technologies are key elements of future mission critical communications, so for mission critical organizations, that means starting the adoption process in the near future. Michelle Johnson, Director of LTE Advocacy and Business Development at Harris Corporation, takes a closer look.

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